The World Heart Federation (WHF) is pleased to announce that world-renowned leader in global cardiovascular disease (CVD) research, Executive Director of the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) in Canada, and WHF Past President, Dr Salim Yusuf, will provide an initial endowment of $500,000 CAD to support the WHF Emerging Leaders Programme. In light of this generous financial gift, and Dr Yusuf’s initiative in establishing this Programme, it will now be known as: the World Heart Federation Salim Yusuf Emerging Leaders Programme.
In addition, WHF has made a commitment to create the ‘World Heart Federation Endowment Fund’ and to engage in additional efforts through fundraising from diverse sources to preserve and grow Dr Yusuf’s generous contribution.
Dr Yusuf commented: “I am honoured to support the WHF Emerging Leaders Programme which will develop and train a new generation of individuals from both developing and developed countries to lead future clinical and population research to prevent and treat heart diseases and stroke. These efforts are aligned with the mission of PHRI and also the WHF. Over the years that I have served on the Board of the World Heart Federation, I have been impressed by the importance of the WHF’s global work and impact, despite its modest resources. The WHF’s potential reach and impact is enormous, and can benefit millions of people around the world.”